Karyotyping, C- and NOR banding of Allium sativum L. (Liliaceae) cultivated in Turkey

Yuzbasioglu D. , ÜNAL F.

Pakistan Journal of Botany, vol.36, no.2, pp.343-349, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : Pakistan Journal of Botany
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-349


The cytological features including chromosome number, karyotypic characteristics, C-banding and silver NOR-banding were investigated in a local cultivar of Allium sativum L., from Turkey. Actual lengths, relative lengths, L/S arm ratios of mitotic chromosomes were calculated from best six metaphase plates. Only Chromosome 5 was submedian, all the others were median. C-banding was observed on 4 chromosomes. Bands were centromeric on Chromosome 1 and 4, located to the neighbourhood of the secondary constrictions on Chromosome 5 and were interstitial close to centromere on Chromosome 8. Darkly stained silver nitrate bandings were present in the NORs of Chromosome 5 and 7, on Chromosome 1 and 8 in some cells.